Skip to comments.In a first, U.S. labels MS-13 street gang 'criminal organization'
Posted on 10/12/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT by george76
Federal authorities Thursday designated the notorious Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 as a transnational criminal organization, giving federal authorities more tools to fight the street gang that has its roots in Los Angeles.
Under the designation, federal officials said they can now seize assets of gang members found within the United States jurisdiction.
The designation is the first for a U.S. street gang. Among the organizations similarly designated are Japans Yakuza and Mexicos Zetas, whose leader, Heriberto Lazcano, was killed by Mexican Marines on Sunday. An armed gang later stole his body from a funeral parlor.
MS-13 began among El Salvadoran refugees - many of them young ex-soldiers - who came to Los Angeles to escape civil war in their home country in the 1980s. Salvadorans congregated in large numbers in the Pico-Union neighborhood and the area near MacArthur Park, which is where the gang started.
Since then, MS-13 has spread into Central America and east as far as Washington, D.C., which has a large Salvadoran population.
Mara Salvatrucha has also behaved in far more sophisticated ways than a typical L.A. barrio street gang, with cells in El Salvador and other U.S. cities. It has also diversified into activities such as drug and human trafficking.
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8 Years too late. Not to mention, this is election year politics, nothing more, like a drone strike on a milk factory. Doesn’t amount to a hill of farts.
The headline must have been edited for I believe it should have written.....MS(nbc) has been labeled a street gang criminal organization
The drug gang Obama and Holder favor - the one the United States gave the guns to in Fast and Furious? Which ones are they? Shall we assume this bunch didn’t come through for ... for .... who was that again?
Well, well...isn’t THIS a case of the pot calling the kettle black? The criminal federal government calling another oppressive “organization” criminal...how rich...
What were they before?
Previously they were a ‘group of illegals’ that Napolitano the skunk-haired and the rest of the gang were pandering to.
Wonder whose relative was raped/murdered to get them to finally list MS-13 as a problem?
But is the Sinaloa Cartel still receiving Presidential Protection?
Or maybe there was a kickback scam and MS-13 quit paying. With liberals it's hard to know... and if we asked them they would roll their eyes or smirk or make a face. Too superior to answer a question honestly...
In Chicago 'protection' is given - for a price. I wonder what the deal was...
Must be and note no word from congress.
Or when caught between two lies, they run like Ben LeBolt.
Detain them, check for the telltale tattoo, and if have, blow their brains out and roll em into the gutter.
And they didn’t do this years ago because?
I thought they were already listed as a terrorist group.
Under the designation, federal officials said they can now seize assets of gang members found within the United States jurisdiction... Among the organizations similarly designated are Japan's Yakuza and Mexico's Zetas, whose leader, Heriberto Lazcano, was killed by Mexican Marines on Sunday. An armed gang later stole his body from a funeral parlor... MS-13 began among El Salvadoran refugees...
They’re Marxist terrorists, not common street criminals.
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OCTOBER 31, 2004 : (REPORT: AL QAEDA’S OPERATIVE ADNAN EL SHUKRIJUMAH HAS HOOKED UP WITH SALVADORAN GROUP MS-13 aka MARA SALVATRUCHA - POSSIBLY RELATED TO BIN LADEN THREAT TAPE?) -———”FULL TAPE AN OSAMA A WOE SHOW,” by Niles Lathem, New York Post, 10/31/04, http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/33063.htm VIA 5 posted on 03/01/2005 12:14:55 AM PST by XHogPilot